Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter Decor with BoBunny, of course!

Today's BoBunny designers are sharing wonderful Easter home decor projects. HOP over to the blog to see what everyone has created - be prepared to be inspired!

My own home decor project is a simple desktop calendar made from an unfinished picture frame. I started thinking about the season of Lent and how many countdown to Easter as we do with Advent calendars and Christmas. I decided to measure the opening in the unfinished frame and created an approxmate 4x4 page that features a number from 40 to 1, or Easter Sunday. Forty pieces of paper becomes quite thick, but iCandy brads are nice and long and perfect to adhere all 40 days to the back of the frame opening.

For the remaining 325 days of the year one can drop art for the yearly month to month calendar onto paper and trim to fit the opening. because there are only 12 pieces of paper - a seam stitched with the sewing machine binds them together and makes each month easy to tear off when it is over.

The bunnies hopping around our property are quite inspiring, as is BoBunny itself! I sketched a little bunny design and used it as a template to create several bunnies along the bottom of the frame. I had fun adding pom pom tails, and bending ears for extra dimension.

A little note about the base - I painted the unfinished pine frame with black acrylic, but then coated the frame wtih sparkle Mod Podge. I just love sparkle, it's subtle but noticeable when the light hits it just so.

Supplies Used:
Allissa - So Cute, Twirls, Love You papers, So Cute iCandy Brads, Alissa Flowers and Buttons; Chunky Charms Swirls and Brackets Clear; Licorice Double Dot Ribbon
Kaiser Crafts gems, pearls; Stickles by Ranger in Emerald
Folk Art - Paint in black
Sparkle Mod Podge by Plaid
black tulle

This desktop calendar makes a wonderful gift, and of course can always be repurposed as the frame it was originally intended to be. (LOL)

As always, happy creating,
Rita S.

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